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Latest News Wires Queen Elizabeth II was away when armed, mentally ill man charged queen's palace

Is Queen Elizabeth II in danger? No. A man with a history of mental illness tried to rush through a Buckingham Palace gate carrying a six-inch knife, say prosecutors, but Queen Elizabeth II was away and the man was quickly apprehended.

By StaffAssociated Press / October 15, 2013

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

A man with a history of mental illness was hoping to see Queen Elizabeth II when he tried to rush through a Buckingham Palace gate carrying a six-inch (15-cm) knife, a prosecutor said Tuesday.